ERIC Number: ED032162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Four Corners Mental Retardation Project. The Training and Use of Indigenous Aides in a Sparsely Populated, Economically Depressed Region. Final Report.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
The activities of the Four Corners Mental Retardation Project conducted by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education are described in this document. The purpose of the project was to enhance services for the mentally retarded in the Four Corners Area (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah) focusing on the mentally retarded in the minority groups in the area (48.3 percent of the residents are Indian and 8.2 percent Spanish surname). A directory of services available to the mentally retarded was developed. Ten indigenous residents (8 Indians and 2 Spanish surname) from different communities in the area were trained in the fundamentals of mental retardation to help identify mentally retarded individuals, assess their needs, and to aid in providing necessary services to meet the needs identified. These bilingual, multi-cultural staff members were able to communicate the complex concepts of mental retardation to their own people. Field work and activities, results of a survey of handicapped persons in the Four Corners Area, services needed, and program development are discussed and 30 recommendations are offered. The appendices include an interim report of the project, consultant's reports, lists of agencies contacted, and letters from State Advisory Board members. (SW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Health, Phoenix. Mental Retardation Section.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Arizona; Colorado; Four Corners Mental Retardation Project; New Mexico; Utah